What is the best way to mop a slate floor? What cleaning solution should we use? We have slate tiles in the kitchen with concrete mortar. You can see from the pictures that the surfaces
of the slate tiles are uneven. They are also porous (water dripped on them is absorbed). I sweep regularly, which isn't easy because of the uneven surfaces. I have mopped once with a Swiffer Wet Jet but I'm not sure whether that's OK to use repeatedly.
Commented on May 19, 2012
You an purchase a steam mop, they are not too expensive. I have a bissel, Shark also makes
one. I purchased mine at Target. We have very old dark blue and white checker board tile floors. I love the way they look but have lost their finish, so I use the steam mop whish is easy to use and it also sanitizes the floors.
We decided to update our 1970's kitchen by painting the exteriors and interiors of the cabinets white and then using chalkboard paint on the interior of each door. It made a HUGE
improvement to the entire space. We also painted the walls of the room a warm beige, and painted the tile in the breakfast nook. We also painted the knifeblock and silverware organizer a french blue to add extra special detail to the room.